Picture: Members of Team Cambrian pose for a photo at the Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition. Team Cambrian captured one gold, one silver, the the Lydiatt Award and the first-ever Mascot Award.
SUDBURY – For the sixth year in a row, students at Cambrian College have reached this podium at the annual Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition (OCMC).
This year’s competition was held last week in Collingwood.
Sudbury’s Jana Irvine, a second-year student in Cambrian’s Business program, was a double winner. She earned gold in the Entrepreneurship Case category along with teammate Serenity Allan-Leeson, a first-year Business student from Owen Sound. Irvine also captured silver in the Job Interview category.
“OCMC was an experience like no other,” says Irvine. “Going into the competitions, I felt my nerves kick in, but as the conversation started, all the training that our amazing coaches provided made me more prepared than I could have imagined. Thank you to each of my coaches and a special thanks to Serenity for coming in with focus and motivation; I couldn't have done it without any of you.”
“OCMC was an amazing experience; there is nothing more fulfilling than hearing your school being called for first place and realizing that in that moment, your hard work paid off,” adds Allan-Leeson. “At the end of the day, all that matters is you worked hard, and you did your best. Working with different coaches, networking and learning how to truly apply yourself are the most exciting parts of OCMC.”
This year’s medal count brings to 10 (2 gold, 3 silver, 5 bronze) the number of medals won by Team Cambrian at OCMC since 2018.
Pauline Rementilla, a second-year Business student from the Philippines, was chosen for the OCMC Lydiatt Award, which is given to a student who best
demonstrates the values of the OCMC including teamwork, support of others, integrity, and overcoming adversity.
“Being part of Team Cambrian and the OCMC was indeed an incredible journey,” shares Rementilla. “It opens more doors than I could imagine. Winning the award is a bonus. It is a testament that when life offers you a challenge, and you embrace it and work hard for it, something great will come out. I will bring my experience with me, feeling more inspired and motivated.”
A new feature to this year’s OCMC was the Mascot Award, given out to the best school mascot. Patrick Jane, a second-year Business student from St. Catharines, earned the award for Cambrian, donning the Burnie the Dragon suit and putting on a dance routine that took home the top prize.
“This event showcases the best of the best across the province in the area of marketing and, once again, Cambrian has proven that we have some amazing students,” says Marnie Staffen, a professor in Cambrian’s School of Business and coach of Team Cambrian.
“Our team this year is made up of students from 18 to 50 years of age, from all over the world, that came together to challenge themselves and support each other to be the best they could be,” adds Jean Beauchemin, a professor in Cambrian’s School of Business and another coach for Team Cambrian. “We are so very proud of these students and the outstanding coaches who volunteered their time to get us here.”
Cambrian College offers more than 20 business programs, including the three-year Bachelor of Business Administration and four-year Honours Bachelor of Business Administration.
See the full list at www.cambriancollege.ca/business.
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